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Squaw Valley tabs two former Northstar employees as new managers

Matthew Renda
Sierra Sun

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; Squaw Valley USA has hired two former employees of Northstar-at-Tahoe as the recently sold Olympic Valley resort continues its reconfiguration.

Heath Nielsen, former vice president of operations and commercial properties for Northstar, and Monty Waugh, former vice president of accounting and finance for Northstar, will join the Squaw Valley senior management team, officials announced Thursday.

Nielsen will occupy the position of vice president of commercial and hospitality operations, while Waugh will serve as chief financial officer.

and#8220;We are thrilled to welcome Heath and Monty to Squaw Valley USA,and#8221; said Andy Wirth, Squaw Valleyand#8217;s CEO. and#8220;These are transformative times for the resort, and Heath and Monty will be making significant contributions toward positioning Squaw Valley as one of the top ski resorts in North America.and#8221;

Nielsen will oversee all aspects of the companyand#8217;s hospitality holdings, including The Village at Squaw Valley USA and all conference services, according to a press release. He also will oversee all aspects of the companyand#8217;s culinary services department, and as all retail, rental and locker-room services and operations.

In previous Sun interviews, Wirth has emphasized upgrading culinary services at the resort as one of his main early initiatives as the new leader of Squaw.

In late November, it was announced that KSL Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Denver, had acquired the resort from the Squaw Valley Development Company for an undisclosed price, ending a long era of the Cushing familyand#8217;s ownership

The announcement came after Vail Resorts announced in late October it had acquired Northstar-at-Tahoe from Booth Creek Resorts for about $63 million.

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